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Day 16. Stash pride. I am in major love with this embroidered tulle. I am terrified to sew it. I may just spread it over the guest bed for daily drool sessions. #bpsewvember
Day 16. Stash pride. I am in major love with this embroidered tulle. I am terrified to sew it. I may just spread it over the guest bed for daily drool sessions. #bpsewvember 
New Look 6298. Super comfy ponte knit dress. I love how the pockets are caught in side seam (swipe). My first raglan sleeves. Day 8 winter. #bpsewvember #handmadewardrobe #sewing #ilovesewing
Day 12. When I am not sewing, I am usually reading. My work as a nurse fills the most hours, though. Looking forward to the day I can reorganize those 3 and also add more travel. #bpsewvember
Day 12. When I am not sewing, I am usually reading. My work as a nurse fills the most hours, though. Looking forward to the day I can reorganize those 3 and also add more travel. #bpsewvember 
Sewing buddy? My daughter @make_it_sew_ , of course. Here we are at The Women’s March. Most weekends we meet for breakfast and then run by the sewing store. Her childhood bedroom is now my sewing room. When she lived at home we sewed side by side. #bpsewvember
Sewing buddy? My daughter @make_it_sew_ , of course. Here we are at The Women’s March. Most weekends we meet for breakfast and then run by the sewing store. Her childhood bedroom is now my sewing room. When she lived at home we sewed side by side. #bpsewvember 
Day 6 Bargain. I got my serger for $50 from an American Sewing Guild acquaintance. It runs beautifully. And the insides of my garments are now neat and tidy. #bpsewvember
Day 6 Bargain. I got my serger for $50 from an American Sewing Guild acquaintance. It runs beautifully. And the insides of my garments are now neat and tidy. #bpsewvember 
Day 5. Origin story. Resumed sewing after 20 year hiatus due to seeing so many beautiful handmade silk and linen garments at Art shows and naively thinking “I could make that.” Oh my foolishness. I am slowly plodding toward that dream. Someday. #bpsewvember
Day 5. Origin story. Resumed sewing after 20 year hiatus due to seeing so many beautiful handmade silk and linen garments at Art shows and naively thinking “I could make that.” Oh my foolishness. I am slowly plodding toward that dream. Someday. #bpsewvember 
For November I plan to hack this pattern to make a burnt orange boiled wool jacket similar to this one (swipe) by Eileen Fisher. Wish me luck. Plan to have seam allowances on outside, trimmed closely. #magamsewalong #ilovesewing #handmadewardrobe
For November I plan to hack this pattern to make a burnt orange boiled wool jacket similar to this one (swipe) by Eileen Fisher. Wish me luck. Plan to have seam allowances on outside, trimmed closely. #magamsewalong  #ilovesewing  #handmadewardrobe 
I love this border print. Different sections offered different images. Flowers and dragonflies. #ilovesewing #memademostdays #sewing #handmadewardrobe
My machine has the most amazing feature, that black thing is a built in walking foot. It REALLY helps. Pfaff Pforever! #bpsewvember Day 4
My machine has the most amazing feature, that black thing is a built in walking foot. It REALLY helps. Pfaff Pforever! #bpsewvember  Day 4
I get sentimental when I think about all the clothes I made for these two when they were youngsters. The one on the left is @make_it_sew_  She got the gene. The other one has a green thumb. Not from me.  #bpsewvember
I get sentimental when I think about all the clothes I made for these two when they were youngsters. The one on the left is @make_it_sew_ She got the gene. The other one has a green thumb. Not from me. #bpsewvember 
Hello. Here I am with Florence. I learned to sew as a child. Kept it up till my daughters refused to wear smocked dresses any longer. Took 2 decades off then dusted off the machine about 2 years ago. #bpsewvember
Hello. Here I am with Florence. I learned to sew as a child. Kept it up till my daughters refused to wear smocked dresses any longer. Took 2 decades off then dusted off the machine about 2 years ago. #bpsewvember 
It’s all finished except for the buttons. Ordered some bamboo ones from ArrowMountain. My first (original, per the October prompt) Cutting Lines Design make. Wonderfully drafted, great instructions for top and edge stitching (swipe left) to give it that ‘store-bought’ look. (Are my Kentucky roots showing?) #magamsewalong #handmadewardrobe #ilovesewing #
It’s all finished except for the buttons. Ordered some bamboo ones from ArrowMountain. My first (original, per the October prompt) Cutting Lines Design make. Wonderfully drafted, great instructions for top and edge stitching (swipe left) to give it that ‘store-bought’ look. (Are my Kentucky roots showing?) #magamsewalong  #handmadewardrobe  #ilovesewing  #
@make_it_sew_ and I are out for pre-Sewing sustenance this morning. She chose the seating. An inspired choice, me thinks. (We did not eat cake for breakfast. Alas.) #brunch
@make_it_sew_ and I are out for pre-Sewing sustenance this morning. She chose the seating. An inspired choice, me thinks. (We did not eat cake for breakfast. Alas.) #brunch 
Tomorrow morning it’s back to the grindstone. Need to whip this linen shirt into submission. Houseguest last weekend meant a screaming halt to progress. #magamsewalong #ilovesewing #garmentsewing #memademostdays
I love these sailboat paper weights my Dad found when his favorite boating store was going out of business. They make the best pattern weights. And always remind me, with a smile, of his dumpster-diving proclivities. #ilovesewing #sewsewsew #sewing #
I love these sailboat paper weights my Dad found when his favorite boating store was going out of business. They make the best pattern weights. And always remind me, with a smile, of his dumpster-diving proclivities. #ilovesewing  #sewsewsew  #sewing  #
October Make a Garment a Month entry. Thank you @sarahlizsewstyle for sponsoring. Making my first ever Cutting Line Designs pattern. Camp shirt in orange linen. #magamsewalong #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays
Even with the ‘bias side out on the collar’ mess-up, I do love my new Archer shirt. Is it too spring-like to wear in the fall?  It is 80 degrees outside after all. #grainlinestudio #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays
Just as I finished top stitching the collar band on this new Grainline Archer I discovered I had attached the collar wrong side out. No wonder it didn’t want to lay right. Am I going to unpick all those seams? Heck no! #imakemyclothes #handmadefashion #sewingmistakes #sewing
Just as I finished top stitching the collar band on this new Grainline Archer I discovered I had attached the collar wrong side out. No wonder it didn’t want to lay right. Am I going to unpick all those seams? Heck no! #imakemyclothes  #handmadefashion  #sewingmistakes  #sewing